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Fri., June 21, 2013, 3:49 p.m.

Mag Spotlights Kootenai ULUC Fight

William F. Jasper of The New American (a biweekly magazine of the John Birch Society) sums up discontent with Kootenai County's Unified Land Use Code, a link to which is posted on Jennifer Locke's Facebook page:

Much of the concern and outrage expressed at the commission meeting by property owners stems from the fact that the new “comprehensive plan,” the ULUC, is more than double the page count of the existing code, and, as might be expected from that expansion, contains many more regulations, prohibitions, restrictions, mitigations, impact fees, permit requirements, and much more. Another common complaint, both from property owners and professionals who regularly deal with these matters, such as realtors, appraisers, consultants, and attorneys, is that the ULUC is vague and confusing, with many terms undefined or ill-defined, opening the door for county administrators, inspectors, and regulators to cite and fine property owners for many normal activities and uses now permitted under the current code. More here. (Caution: the article does swerve off into United Nations commentary)


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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